I've been a Mac user for a decade. I've owned 1 24" iMac, 1 Whitebook, 1 Unibody Whitebook, 2 13" Macbook Pros, and 1 13" Macbook Air.
Other than the iMac which I bought in 2006 the day it came out, I never paid above $1300 for a 13" Macbook. Now it starts at $1499 in an era of cheaper memory and $1799 if you want the full featured 13" Pro. Thats ridiculous.
Opened mine up...goddamn....the wiring and setup is a fucking mess. Took me a while to get the headset and my eyes adjusted. It just looked blurry for a while before I tried some advanced setup like eye distance and that helped a bit. I played for about an hour....Rez made me sick...Rigs made me sick...Driveclub made me sick. Kitchen almost made me piss my pants...I think I'm going to return it for now. Cool concept...just not worth $500 for me right now.
It came with the house which we got in 2007. I checked the model and it was released in 2004 or so. Yes, we had the mold problem. When you spun it with it off, you could hear the water sloshing around. We had the gasket replaced a couple of years ago due to the mold. The new one has a valve that you are supposed to empty twice a month that essentially prevents mold build up since front loaders can't completely drain.
About 4 months ago, my old washing machine opened mid-cycle. It got water all throughout my laundry room, first floor, and basement. The wood floor on my first floor warped even after I had my insurance company send a team in to dry it out within 24 hours. My basement ceiling tile got drenched. Water got behind the wall in my basement so they had to cut the sheetrock. They also had to rip up the linoleum in my laundry room. Long story short, I had to pay a $1500 deductible, but I had my entire basement painted (which needed to be done) a new tile floor (instead of linoleum) and paint job in my laundry room (which needed to be done) the wood floor on my entire first floor sanded and refinished (which needed to be done) and my stairs refinished / spindles replaced (which I paid for out of my own pocket). During the floor repairs 2 weeks ago, my insurance company put us in a hotel and paid for our daily food above $40 a day. Everything else got done in August, but I held off on the floor repairs since it was the biggest job by far. I also had to buy a new washer/dryer which got pretty expensive. My parents gave me most of the money for it since they are older and have nothing else to do with it. (I tried refusing, but they insisted) Pretty much things have been hectic. Being able to work from home 3 days a week from my new job has been a huge help. Glad its all just about finished now. The end results was for around $2600 I ended up getting an entirely new first floor of my house and new paint job in my basement and a new washer/dryer. Sometimes misfortunes end up being positive. My insurance company ended laying about about $10,000 for all of the repairs. It was a huge inconvenience, but it worked out well in the end.
Seriously. I put in several hours long sessions in many games with HUDs. There is definitely retention, but it goes away after a bit. I took a look at the KS8000 in Costco today and I'm so goddamn tempted...I just don't want to upgrade my receiver as well since it does not support 4K
There's image retention on my plasma. It goes away after playing something else after a few minutes. Burn in just doesnt happen on plasmas anymore. Shame they didn't survive until the 4K age. Would love to see what a 4K plasma would look like.